|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This two bedroom (queen beds), two bath 750 sq. ft. cabin is nestled in a private wooded area on scenic grove river ranch, a 140 acre equestrian center and retreat in Banks County near Gainesville and Commerce (northeast Georgia mountain area). The outside of the cabin features three decks, hot tub, fishing pond, river shoals, bonfire area, access to hiking and horse trails. The inside is fully stocked with linens, cookware, small appliances, washer/dryer, central heat/air, gas fireplace, satellite TV with DVD and VHS players. Large variety of area attractions. Weekly rates available. Stabling and riding instruction available. Contact CJ to receive a rate sheet.
A resident of Georgia since 1980, we built this facility in 2005 to expand my horse business and develop a nature preserve. The cabin was originally put on the master plan and constructed to house equestrian guests visiting the ranch to attend a clinic or a riding vacation. For a better return on the investment, I opened the cabin to non-equestrian visitors.
CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager purchased this cabin in 2006
I performed volunteer work on a trail system partially located in Banks County for the US Forest Service and could not help but notice how scenic the area was. The rural atmosphere, coupled with a very low crime rate, no traffic issues, yet close to shopping and other necessities made it an appealing choice for personal and business reasons.
The many noisy shoals and scenic beauty of the river/creek was one of the most appealing features of the property. Once the center of the property was cleared for pasture and construction of the equestrian center, it revealed a beautiful 180 degree ridge view with stunning sunsets. Being able to enjoy the mountainous terrain, the appearance of being in the middle of nowhere, and yet only 10 minutes away 'modern civilization' via three four-lane highways is a huge plus.
Our stay at the Grove River Ranch cabin was wonderfully quiet and restful. Nestled above a stream from which you can hear the water running over the rocks and across from a pond and equestrian ranch, the atmosphere was very conducive to relaxation, rest and some great trail walks. We came out of the cabin on a clear evening and were shocked at how many stars we could see, just awesome. We also enjoyed our time spent in the very large outdoor jacuzzi which was already on, up to set temperature and ready for instant aaahhhness!
The cabin itself has some needed changes, such as more lighting, a new propane tank for the gas fireplace, and a few minor home fixes such as a broken stove light. The beds were extremely comfortable and we slept like babies, and the showers were warm with plenty of hot water. We enjoyed both snuggling up on the couch and sofa and watching some movies on the dish TV and listening to music.
If you are interested in eating out and/or shopping, the ranch is only about 20 minutes from Gainesville and 25 minutes from the outlet malls in Commerce. The cute little town of Lula is only 6 miles from the cabin, and here you will find, among other things, a grocery, a pharmacy, and two restaurants.
Overall, I sure hope that my wife and I can visit the Grove River Ranch and stay at the cabin again in the near future!
Overall we had a GREAT time at the cabin. We enjoyed getting to see the horses on our way in and out of the cabin, fish at the pond, and see the stream running from the balcony of the bedrooms. The cabin is very well maintained and very clean. With everything that was offered we couldn't have asked for more!!! CJ is an AWESOME Owner/Manager, she was very helpful in everything that we asked and needed. If you are looking for a nice little getaway to just relax this is the PERFECT cabin!!! You can get to Atlanta in about an hour and a half, there is also a few other places we enjoyed: the town of Helen, Anna Ruby Falls and Brasstown Bald Mountain, which are pretty close as well!! I would LOVE to visit here again!!!! :)
My family and I really enjoyed our weekend at the cabins. Wish we would have planned for a longer stay but still enjoyed our mini vacation... I caught the most fish! Go me! Thanks again CJ for allowing us to visit!
VERY NICE AND PEACEFUL
cabin was super clean. Loved river behide cabin. And the owner was great. I will stay again in the future. This a must to stay
My wife and I stayed here for a long weekend. We really enjoyed the seclusion and privacy this location provided. We grilled out every meal and had a bonfire every night. During the day we would hike the private trails along the creek and sit down by the creek and read for hours. The creek is right down the hill behind the cabin and you can walk right into it and sit on the rocks it flows around if you like. It was a very peaceful long weekend without being glued to our phones or thinking about work. CJ is very accommodating we were able to get a few things we needed very quickly with a simple text.
We had a great time at the cabin. Even in the winter, this is a perfect get away! The hot tub was very romantic, and private. The stars were so bright at night. We enjoyed the trails, the grill, and the fire pit too. Everything was perfect, and CJ was very friendly. Would definitely stay here again!
To receive additional information about Banks County and various festivals and events held during the year, contact
the Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Banks Co. Chamber of Commerce CVB
877-389-2896 or 706-677-2108
Lake Lanier Striper Charters
Jeff Blair 678-542-4176
Zip Line Canopy Tour Adventures
Southeastern Expeditions - Whitewater Rafting
Clayton, GA 30524
5340 Cornelia Hwy/Hwy 365, mile marker 35
Funopolis Family Fun Center
Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA
Hammers Glen Golf & Country Club
Gresham Motorsports Park
Commerce Crossing Mall Stores
Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA
Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA
Movie Hotline 706-423-9659
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Please read and be familiar with the Cabin Rental Agreement that includes rules and guidelines. The adult(s) responsible for agreeing to the terms of the rental agreement must be at least 21 years old. The damage deposit will also serve as an excessive cleaning deposit. Disbursement of the refundable deposit will be handled within 48 hours of checkout. Note: WiFi is available on the premises, but not inside the cabin! Guests should bring their own hot spot device.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations, rescheduling, or changes must be submitted by
email, vrbo.com web site, or mail and confirmed received by CJ Farmer. There is no rescheduling fee. A reservations
cancellation fee of $50.00 is charged if notice is received two weeks prior to check-in date, $100 if
cancelled with less than two weeks’ notice.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.